A multipurpose plant, valued especially for its essential oil, but also providing food, medicines and a range of commodities. It is widely cultivated in tropical. Abelmoschus moschatus is a weedy, herbaceous plant that is native to India, parts of China and tropical Asia, and some Pacific islands. Abelmoschus moschatus. Malvaceae. Medik. LOCAL NAMES. Arabic (hhabb el misk,anbar bûl); Chinese (ye you ma,shan you ma,huang ku,huang kai); English .

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Seeds are contained within hairy capsules up to 8cm long, which are tough but papery.

Cultivation and processsing of Abelmoschus moschatus. It is a relative of the edible okra and tubers and foliage formed a source of food for aborigines.

Stem, petiole and the underside of the leaf blade clothed in scattered, clear, sticky, spherical glands. Click on images to enlarge Scale bar 10mm. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

Year ISBN Description Excellent book, covering over 1, species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography moschxtus peoples of Nepal.

Presl Hibiscus collinsianus Nutt. Retrieved June 14, Hu Abelmoschus cryptocarpus Walp. Abelmoschus moschatus Scientific classification Kingdom: Musk Mallow is used as an antidote for snakebites. This Malvaceae article is a stub. Hibiscus pseudabelmoschus Blume Hibiscus ricinifolius Wall. Sun Mar 25 For a list of references used on this page please go here.


Propagation may be from seeds, small tubers or stem cuttings. Year ISBN – Description Very terse abellmoschus of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the abeljoschus chemistry.

Leaves variable, usually lobed in various ways, leaf blades about x cm, venation palmate. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

At the tenth leaf moshcatus The seed can also be sown in situ in late April in areas with warm summers.

Abelmoschus moschatus

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. It cannot grow in the shade. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Seeds reniformlongitudinally striated.

Different parts of the plant have uses in Ayurveda herbal medicine, including as an antispasmodic and to treat gonorrhea.

It is considered a weed in open and disturbed areas. The leaves are also used to clarify sugar[].

Abelmoschus moschatus – Useful Tropical Plants

Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well as globalmanagement and impact information. It is hardy to zone UK 9 and is frost tender. Tue Jun 9 Some basic information on A. John Brock, Winnellie, Darwin. Fruiting in autumn; the seeds are musk scented. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses.

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik., – Overview

Now containing plants. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. Plants For A Future have a number avelmoschus books available in paperback and digital form. Presl Abelmoschus palustris Walp. Unripe seedpods – cooked as a vegetable in much the same way as okra A.


Terrestrial Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia. Abelmoschus moschatus – Medik.

Right plant wrong place. Seeds germinate readily but some difficulty is often experienced in getting the plant to establish in the ground []. It is used to noschatus ropes[]. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N. It is probably wise to apply a good mulch to the roots in the autumn[K]. Considered a weed in open and disturbed areas PIER, An emulsion from the seeds is considered to be moschatuus and is used externally.

Mpschatus, it has been known to cause photosensitivity so this use has been largely discontinued[].

Online Database Abelmoschus moschatus Summary: Tell a friend about this flower! The oil is f high econmic value[]. Open places in Nepal moschaths elevations of – metres[].